May 13, 2009Purdue Pharma was one of the first companies to implement large-scale item-level tagging. Having carried out a three-year pilot program to place RFID tags on bottles of the painkiller OxyContin, prescription drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma began rolling out a full-scale implementation in 2007, tagging every bottle and case of the drug that it produces.
In 2008, its RFID team implemented a third-party RFID solution to accommodate item- and case-level RFID tagging and to aggregate data on products that are not packaged at its RFID-enabled plant. In this session, hear how Purdue is using the data captured on the more than 6 million bottles being tagged annually, and how RFID is helping the company to combat potential counterfeiting and diversion.
In this PowerPoint presentation with audio, recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2009,
Harry Ramsey, senior package development engineer for Purdue Pharma, explains how the company deployed the system to capture data on drug shipments and how it can be used to secure the drug supply.
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